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"That's it, man. Game over, man. Game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?"







The year is 2172, the human colony of Hestia Prime was founded by Weyland-Yutani Corporation more than three decades ago. Hestia Prime is quiet world with twenty hour days, many of its residents are either farmers or miners, though there are many exciting career opportunities available here for newcomers. The world's current population is just over 800 people, but with new arrivals moving to the colony every passing day. While further away from some of the other colonies. Hestia Prime is a breathtaking world turned into a warm, welcoming home via terraformation.

Massive, awe inspiring mountains span much of the world, there offer a jaw dropping view of the colony. The grass is green as it is on Earth, fields of grains covering much of the once barren surfaces. A fresh water lake filled with imported fish is to the east of the colony. Trees have been planted and are growing in the outskirts of the colony, soon animals shall be brought here and will further bring the world to life. The settlement which the populations live in is growing larger and more active by the day, The White Star Casino has recently been completed, a golf course being finished as well. There is so much to do on the beautiful world of Hestia Prime!

It is a fresh start, a place for ambitious, future driven people who seek to help the colony grow and prosper. Employment options are available in the Weyland-Yutani Corporation science facility, located to the north of the main colony. New technologies are created here and scientific breakthroughs are made every single day. Jobs are also open in the mineral mines of the world, where massive machinery pulls necessary metals from the underground of the world. There are careers available in security where colonists can enforce the law and help make the world a better place. Other corporations have set up operations here, a bustling business sector offers careers in multiple fields. A state of the art hospital resides in the center of the settlement, staffed by some of the most talented doctors and surgeons that Weyland-Yutani could find.

Families are welcome to Hestia Prime, the more the merrier!






Rules

1. The usual, no godmodding, metagaming, etc, etc.
2. Advanced standards apply. Ultimately I prefer quality over quantity but I expect at least two solid paragraphs per IC post.
3. Roleplay in third person.
4. Characters can (and likely will) die, accept that if you do something stupid you may not survive it. There will be lots of death, I enjoy butchering NPCs.
5. The movies are not short on gore or general body horror, neither will this RP. I enjoy getting very descriptive with this type of subject matter, if you can't handle plenty of blood and guts, this isn't for you.
6. This is science fiction but its still based in reality, if your character is a farmer who happens upon a pulse rifle, they're not instantly gonna be like a space marine handling it.
7. There will be action in this RP but it will not be the focus, there will probably be slow moments but those will be in the name of plot buildup.
8. Please no super long collabs, they're totally okay to do just don't go overboard.
9. You go two weeks without replying on the OOC/IC you'll be dropped from the character roster. Real life always comes first, if it does and you need to leave the RP then don't hesitate to shoot me a message in that case.
10. Please don't randomly ditch if you do lose interest, at least drop me a message or on the OOC that you're dropping out.
11. I'll allow each player in this RP up to two PCs. Your characters can have (small) families, they'll be NPCs though, unless you'd like to make one of them your second char.


Character Creation

Everyone plays humans, as for occupations and what they do, that is a bit more flexible. Feel free to come up with a job that you think would be available on the colony, note that security officers are the only ones allowed to carry firearms on the world. I will allow a small amount of chars to be scientists or security within the science laboratory, they'll get an early glance at the 'fun' before everyone else's characters.




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  • I am searching for a Co-GM (or two), if you'd like to apply for the position, then after joining the RP please message me. Must be knowledgeable in the Aliens universe. Would enjoy someone to brainstorm ideas with and plot evil fun things to do to our victims players.
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Hey peoples! To create some emotional connection between characters and so everyone isn't strangers, I'm looking for my character who will be an engineering technician to have either a male or female partner, I'd also like her to have some history with your characters such as friendships or rivalries, please PM me with your ideas! :)
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*Bumps the thread*
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@Heat Working on some character generation over the next couple of days. Just FYI, I am a once a day kind of guy as far as logging on and reading the IC & OOC and I take my time with my posts in online RPs (I have lurked around the Guild and other sites for longer than I care to admit, as one handle or another). I don't actively slow stories down, that would be rude but I won't rush a post either. Hope that means I can still fit here, advanced level tends to be my style and pace but I wanted to be on the same page as far as everyone's expectations so we all get the maximum enjoyment out of your story.

@Icepick I could see a planetary biologist (what I am gearing my character towards) and an engineer having some type of relationship, the interaction between science and engineering is normally something that can develop a lot of plot and character arcs. I mean, when talking about terraforming colonies I could see a planetary biologist [my character] working on the science of earth species introduction to Hestia Prime (like referenced in the opening post) and an engineer having a supportive (developing systems to aid in introduction) or antagonistic (introduced species wreak havoc on colonial systems) relationship. What do you think?

@Heat I was reading the character sheet for Benedict and found this line interesting in relation to the character I am roughing out.

"He has a fascination with natural lifeforms, often comparing them to his own creation."

This could make an interesting character development point for both of us if my character is a planetary biologist, concerned with the introduction, adaptation, and sustainability of species on terraformed worlds. Let me know if you want to explore/develop that.

Highland Hart.

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I am currently working on our resident colonial psychologist... who happens to be afraid of dying in space.
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@Highland Hart Hey! So I was actually thinking, perhaps my character could be a Teraforming technician and a Meteorologist that studies the atmosphere and weather, that would mix in fairly well with your characters planetary biologist career path! I was thinking that perhaps they could be good friends or perhaps partners or married from the beginning and arrived on the colony ship together. I'm happy for anything you'd be up for! Let me know. :)

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@Inkarnate I am trying to work some knots into my character that a colonial psychologist might be interested in exploring. The option is there if you would like to, feel free.

@Icepick The good friends or partners route would be a good mix since both the skill paths you are focusing a character on could involve a lot of field work and that is Deacon's [my character's] bread and butter, so to speak. I'd be open to developing character tension there, good or bad, as long as it doesn't stray from the main plot or especially if it reinforces it. I would like to leave the married bit shelved because I am trying to work some psychological weaknesses/kinks into Deacon's character that @Inkarnate could get into or @Heat could exploit for story development and I am thinking those will focus on some connection left behind.

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@Highland Hart this RP isn't going to be fast paced, no worries. We could def explore that, Benedict is avaliable for pre-existing relationships with any of the PCs. I'm always open to exploiting weaknesses.

Also, you posted your WIP CS in the Char's tab, it's not a huge issue but the char's tab is only meant for accepted sheets. WIP or to be reviewed sheets for in the OOC.
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@Heat Pulling the trigger! This is the final Deacon, submitted for your approval.


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@Highland Hart it's all good, and the sheet looks awesome so far, keep at it!
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Here's what I have done on my character so far.

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I have gotten even less than you guys done.


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I added a second character I'm going to play as to the RP in the characters' tab. She's a hard-nosed security officer whose job is about to get a hell of a lot more difficult, haha.

Everyone's WIP sheets are looking great so far!
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I posted over in the Interest Check. I think I have finished my character, I feel good about it, but please let me know if I should change anything or if there are any questions.

@Highland Hart, I feel guilty for not reading any of the posted character sheet WIP's until I was nearly done with mine. After finishing most sections of my own I did read yours and realized that our characters are in similar, if not the same, occupations. I'm sure it's fair to say that Deacon and Jamie would be aware of each other but anything beyond that is up to you. Let me know, I'm fine either way.

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@HeatWould it be possible to play a retired Colonial Marine who's now trying to live a more relaxed life in the colony? He'd probably be a bit older in age, and something more basic like a farmer in regards to his job on the colony.
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@FreeRanged It would be a bit silly of me to think that the introduction of species to an entire planet would only be handled by one character, I have no issue with the similarities in our characters as long as @Heat is good to go with it. In fact I can see a lot of character development possibilities. I am steering Deacon to be more of a specialist, genetically altering species in order to adapt their circadian rhythms to non-24-hour worlds. I could see him working closely with your character in the field, observing the species behaviors and collecting data to ensure the modifications take hold with no ill-effects.
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@Highland Hart, Sounds good to me! I figured that, at the early stages while things are still stable, Jamie would be searching out suitable areas for wildlife. @Heat has given me some ideas for animals that could be introduced to the planet. If you want we could trade some PMs before the IC kicks off regarding what animals the characters are actually working with.
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@HeatHere's the ex-Colonial Marine I mentioned.
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@DepressedSoviet@FreeRanged both sheets look great! Both are accepted, please post them over in the character's tab.
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